Opossum on the Loose

So while making a detour through Exley late last night, I was greeted by this specimen of a certain North American marsupial:
The opossum nonchalantly stepped through a door left ajar and made a beeline for ST Lab, where it gained the attention of all five people in there late on a Friday night while it crawled under tables and sniffed around curiously. Finding nothing, it walked back out and headed toward the elevators – by which point everyone with a cell phone camera was following closely and trying to corner it at risk of getting rabies or something.

A small crowd had assembled by now and was growing kind of attached to it, but eventually a P-Safe officer showed up and led it back outside to wander the rainy night:

24 thoughts on “Opossum on the Loose

  1. Anonymous

    the writer of this post. wesleying had a bunch of contributors and each one’s blogger-name is at the bottom of their post.

  2. Anonymous

    the writer of this post. wesleying had a bunch of contributors and each one’s blogger-name is at the bottom of their post.

  3. Justin L.

    11:39 AM, check out Wikipedia:”Though many humans mistakenly consider opossums to be rats, opossums in fact are not closely related to rodents at all, rarely transmit diseases to humans, and are surprisingly resistant to rabies, due mainly to their lower body temperatures when compared to most placental mammals.”

  4. Justin L.

    11:39 AM, check out Wikipedia:

    “Though many humans mistakenly consider opossums to be rats, opossums in fact are not closely related to rodents at all, rarely transmit diseases to humans, and are surprisingly resistant to rabies, due mainly to their lower body temperatures when compared to most placental mammals.”

  5. Anonymous

    that is the most disgusting thing i have ever seen. it’s a rat. good job getting this in photos.

  6. Anonymous

    that is the most disgusting thing i have ever seen. it’s a rat.

    good job getting this in photos.

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